A full-stack developer with loads of experience. 👍

I am a full-stack freelance developer and AWS consultant specialising in web and mobile apps and their supporting architecture, integrating with the latest AWS solutions.

Widely experienced, I have worked in the industry for 15 years including running a hosting company and a software development agency. I am AWS Certified and offer consultancy and freelance support in Macclesfield and Manchester.

Quick to understand and identify a solution, I provide a thorough service that delivers top results using the most appropriate technology.

0797 347 0928 hello@tomyates.co.uk


  • Bootstrap, Foundation, Materialize
  • React, React + Redux React Native, Ionic, Cordova
  • WebSockets
  • GreenSock Animation Platform, Flash, AS3, Unity 3D, WebGL


  • PHP, Node.js
  • MVC Frameworks, Yii, Symfony, Laravel
  • Serverless, BaaS, Lambda, MQTT
  • MySQL, NoSQL, DynamoDB
  • RESTful APIs, OAuth 2.0, JWT
  • ElasticSearch


  • Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
  • Amazon Web Services - Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, CloudFront, S3, Route53, Rekognition, Amazon Polly, DynamoDB, IAM, VPC, AWS IoT
  • Azure, cPanel/WHM
  • Terminal, Bash Scripts, C, Python, SSL, HTTPS, GitLab

Recent Projects

Invoice Companion
FreeAgent Invoice Companion
December 2018

Web app that enhances functionality of FreeAgent to allow progressive project invoicing.

cPanel migration to AWS
November 2018

Migration of app and assets from single server to new load balanced architecture and lambda image service on AWS.

Car Parking Appeals App
October 2018

Web app to ease the administration process of parking appeals. Uses completely serverless architecture and automates PDF generation, postal letters and electronic responses.

Sentric Music
August 2018

Complete development and deployment of a group of consumer sites for Sentric Music. Built in WordPress + ACF and hosted on Elastic Beanstalk with S3. Custom integration into admin systems.

react native
React Native mobile app
August 2018

Update of React Native app and API, followed by deployment to the Apple and Google app stores. Update allowed the display of a news banner with content based on devices location.

News site for a large airport
June 2018

Complete development and deployment a magazine style news and information site for a large airport in the UK. Some nice bespoke elements and animated frontend fun.

Monthly maintenance and improvement contract
Early 2018

I maintain and improve a number of web sites and apps and look after deployment, code versioning and servers.

Touch-screen kiosk game
Early 2018

Touch-screen kiosk flag designer game for a museum. Uses HTML, JavaScript and canvas so it can run locally from a browser. Users design can be emailed via API.

Migration of "big data" app from MongoDB to DynamoDB
Early 2018

In-house re-writing a statistics dashboard and data structure to efficiently use DynamoDB rather than MongoDB. Created bash scripts for data migration.